An artist in the kitchen, Christina Ross relies on intuition and creativity to conjure up her beautiful Parisian-inspired confections. Christina found her calling when she transitioned to a raw, vegan diet and discovered one thing was missing—decadent sweets! She set out to remedy the situation and, to her surprise and delight, found that the heavenly, nutritious treats she created didn’t just satisfy her sweet tooth—they were better than traditional sweets in every way!
In Love Fed: Purely Decadent, Simply Raw, Plant-Based Desserts, Christina, founder of the vegan dessert line PatisseRaw and the popular blog love-fed.com, serves up raw, vegan treats full of nourishing ingredients and intense flavor, without a touch of gluten, dairy, or refined sweeteners. Love Fed takes the plant-based, no-cook method of preparing desserts to new heights with more than 80 delicious, easy recipes.
Christina gives you everything from Pistachio Saffron Rose Water Ice Cream and Chocolate Almond Hazelnut Caramel Apple Torte to Trail-Blazing Truffles, Blueberry Coconut Dreamsicles, and Splendid Day Red Velvet Cupcakes, satisfying to even the most discerning sweet tooth. Along the way, she introduces new ingredients, shares her solutions for potential hiccups, tells stories from her life, and includes mouthwatering full-color photos.
Featuring a recipe by Jason Mraz, Love Fed caters to both novices and experienced foodies alike. Chocolate lovers, caramel aficionados, ice cream devotees, cake enthusiasts, cheesecake fans—Love Fed has it all for you.
“A treasury for vegan, raw foods, or gluten-free enthusiasts, Love Fed is highly recommended!”—Midwest Book Review”Love-Fed is a must-have for anyone who has a sweet tooth and dessert addiction (like myself!) looking to swap out traditional sugar-laden and gluten-filled desserts for vegan guilt-free superfood goodness.”—Ani Phyo, health and wellness expert, bestselling author, and champion athlete”Christina’s decadent desserts are simple enough for novice chefs to prepare at home and full of nutritious superfoods that hardcore health foodies will swoon over. I can’t think of a more beautiful and accessible book to help you take the guilt out of your everyday dessert pleasures!”—Jason Wrobel, celebrity vegan chef and host of How to Live to 100 on Cooking Channel“Forget ‘sinful’ treats without nutritional benefits. Nourish yourself with love. Christina’s creations are as healthful as they are divine.”—Matthew Kenney, chef, author, and entrepreneur “As an unapologetic omnivore in the tradition of Anthony Bourdain and Andrew Zimmern, I must admit, Love Fed did inspire drool production in my mouth, especially the Banana Toffee Pie recipe. I suppose that makes this book drool-worthy!”—Eddie Lin, author of Extreme Cuisine and blogger for Deep End Dining
About the Author
Christina Ross is an Ambassador of Healthy Living, a dynamic conscious recipe and product creator, educator of vitality through the art of eating and living vibrantly, a freelance writer and blogger. She is the founder of PatisseRaw, a transitional raw and vegan dessert line sold online and locally in Southern California. PatisseRaw has attracted a health-conscious celebrity following and has also been featured on NBC’s Today show.Christina’s recipes and healthful lifestyle tips have been published in Natural Child World Magazine through her column “Love-Fed.” Christina also contributes recipes and articles to popular sites and works such as RawfoodRecipes.com, Clean Food Living, Vegan Food Share, Organic Soul, Sheknows.com, Just Eat Real Food, RawGuru.com, and Kris Carr’s MyCrazySexyLife.com.Christina keeps her many fans full of nutrient rich content through her blog Love-Fed.com and through television appearances, which have taken her to Chicago’s Good Day Chicago, as well as San Diego Living.
I hadn’t heard of Christina Ross or the Love Fed blog before pre-ordering this book last month, but I love raw desserts, and so purchased it anyway. I’m so happy I did! It just arrived last night, and already I’ve made two recipes — the Sweetly Southern Pecan Pie Squares and the Strawberry Babycakes with ingredients that I happened to already have on hand. Both were simple and easy to make, and both turned out to be delicious! Since Amazon doesn’t yet have the “Look Inside” feature available for this book, here is an overview of the main chapters: * Love Fed Basics — includes how to make things like various sauces, mylks, and crusts * Cakes, Pies, Cobblers, and Tarts * Minis and More — includes smaller, bite-sized treats for things like cinnamon rolls and doughnuts * Puddings and Parfaits — singer Jason Mraz even contributes a recipe here for Chocomole (an avocado-chocolate pudding) * Ice Cream, Yogurt, and Frozen Treats * Candy and Other Sweet Bites * Shakes and Sips * Fruit: Beyond Basics The Table of Contents also includes a breakdown of every recipe in every chapter, which I prefer in cookbooks since it makes finding a recipe so much easier. Some raw food books can call for hard-to-find ingredients, but once you have your pantry stocked, you should be able to make many of these items. When I read through the book last night, a few recipes called for items like Irish moss (a binder), orange blossom water, or coconut nectar that I don’t already have on hand. To help, Christina gives a list of resources/online retailers at the back of the book. Many things I already had in my pantry, though, like coconut oil, coconut sugar/crystals, lacuma powder, cacao powder, chia seeds, and various nuts. If you’ve been using superfoods for awhile, you’ll most likely have the basics stocked and ready to go. For each and every recipe, there is also a gorgeous, full-color photo. I love cookbooks that include photos since they inspire me to make the recipes, and the photos in this made me bookmark enough recipes to keep me busy for the next few weeks! Below each recipe is also a cute little boxed area called “Make It Your Own,” where you can take notes on each recipe. What a clever idea! I often just write my own notes on cookbook pages, and so the idea of having a special place to jot things down is great. Another bonus to _Love Fed_ is that, as I mentioned in my review title, none of the recipes require a dehydrator. You will want a quality food processor and blender (and an ice cream maker if you want to make some of the ice cream recipes), but everything else uses simple kitchen equipment. As with most raw cookbooks, the recipes are all vegan, but a few use honey, the use of which Christina says makes a person a “beegan.” She does, though, offer substitutes if you don’t use honey, and she encourages her readers to purchase locally-sourced products. If you’re interested in other raw dessert cookbooks, I’d also recommend Rawsome Vegan Baking: An Un-cookbook for Raw, Gluten-Free, Vegan, Beautiful and Sinfully Sweet Cookies, Cakes, Bars & Cupcakes and Practically Raw Desserts: Flexible Recipes for All-Natural Sweets and Treats . Another one of my favorite vegan dessert cookbooks (although it’s not raw) is Chocolate-Covered Katie: Over 80 Delicious Recipes That Are Secretly Good for You . All three of these, like _Love Fed_, use healthy, natural ingredients — so eating dessert becomes a healthy, good-for-you meal, rather than something to feel guilty about. And now, since I’m off work today, to go try my hand at the Crunchy Peanut Butter Cups . . . . Bon appetit!
Oh my goodness! I have never written a review before!!! But I love love love this cookbook! I was first attracted by the cute name and cover…but it is soooo full of so much more!! It was my first foray into raw food fun. I made the mint brownies first! The whole experience was fun and sensual!! Going to the health food store..buying the cool ingredients..Then just assembling them in my food processor!! Easy peasy..and oh my gosh..mouth watering delishousness!! I could have eaten the whole pan!! Her writing is warm and lovely! You want her to be your adorable neighbor and BFF!!! I have a bunch of strawberries today and I’m so excited to make something from Love Fed with them!..I am now going over to her blog and reading EVERYTHING!!! Now I want her to write a cookbook for everday!!! Thank you Christina!!!! xxoo
Let me begin by saying, I am not Vegan and yet this book has quickly become my favorite dessert cook book! Christina Ross has the gift of making what could seem intimidating to someone like me (who didn’t even know what Macha powder was or the very versatile uses for dates), effortless, easy and SUPER TASTY! It feels so good knowing that anything that I make from this cook book is made from wholesome ingredients that I can give to my little one without processed sugars and dyes. Unlike other vegan cook books I have, Christina’s ingredients are actually whole foods and don’t call for processed junk (let’s face it just because an Oreo is vegan doesn’t make it good for you). The title is perfect, there is love in every recipe in this book. I’ll definitely be keeping an eye out for any other cookbooks this author releases in the future!
- Title: Love Fed: Purely Decadent, Simply Raw, Plant-Based Desserts
- Autor: Christina Ross
- Publisher (Publication Date): BenBella Books (March 17, 2015)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: | 1940363322
- ISBN-13: | 978-1940363325
- Download File Format: EPUB, PDF